Did you contact any of the scrapyards in the albany area, such as NK Kelman in Cohoes ?
Telephone: (518) 237-5133
Fax: (518) 233-8555 R. Freedman & Son, INC.
Green Island Facility
25 Tibbits Avenue
P.O. Box 1533
Green Island, NY 12183
Freedman was bought out by someone recently.
Link below to one of the yards at the port of albany, there may be more than one scrap outfit there, look in the yellow pages.
Thats the one thing I like about the hardnose on my old D7 Cat, just try and get that radiator out in short order.
I have to agree, these people suck, and its not going to end, given the economic times, theft is rising to new levels. God help them if they ever showed up at my yard attempting something like that, hesitation is not a word in my vocabulary.